And I'll be frank with you, Wells. If I thought for a second that anyone in government gave one shit about us, just one single shit, I might be on board with you. As it is, government hijacks whatever cause is popular, but really doesn't care. Right now it's environmentalism.
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And yeah, we pay more into NATO but let's be honest, its our pet project, just a hold over from the Cold War and the Warshaw Pact.
What has our military expenditures done for Europe though? I mean you could pretty easily argue our adventures have made things worse for them.
The fastest way to lower the national debt would be to significantly cut spending while moderately increasing taxes. That's a no-brainer. The fastest way to drain a bottle of water that has one hole in it is to make another hole.
Obviously though raising taxes could hurt the economy potentially, so I'd personally do something like:
Short-term: Stabilize economy through any means possible and prevent government shutdowns purely by cuts to all areas
Mid-term: Increase taxes moderately and cut spending significantly
Long-term: Lower taxes significantly (to below original levels even to match the reduced spending)
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I'm not talking about any hypothetical extreme's anymore than anyone else is. I mean, is a balanced budget something extreme? Well in today's world of Keynesian's and MMT's it probably is.
Extreme is what the US govt is doing, or the EU govts. Furthermore I actually have formal education in Economics unlike you.
Lots of anger again. And if you're poorly educated maybe you should get educated on economics before you claim I'm wrong without backing up your claims.Originally Posted by smrund
/facepalm @ politics on this site.
Oh and the Democrats have never been the party to support the Military.
Yes we do spend too much on military and it needs to be trimmed.
Also I am a Republican. Just because we want bigger military budget doesn't mean we'd over look the country.
What good is a country that has a great military but a poor and broken population?
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Except that's not what you talk about. You talk about gutting the government and entirealy redoing our system of governance.I'm not talking about any hypothetical extreme's anymore than anyone else is. I mean, is a balanced budget something extreme? Well in today's world of Keynesian's and MMT's it probably is.
And I have a formal education in politics so you can bite me, but here's the shocker: being educated on a subject does NOT give you the right answers!Extreme is what the US govt is doing, or the EU govts. Furthermore I actually have formal education in Economics unlike you.
Your wrong because your perspective is wrong. Because you have "all the comforts" while demanding that people shouldn't have them.Lots of anger again. And if you're poorly educated maybe you should get educated on economics before you claim I'm wrong without backing up your claims.
Or you could take a look at the one-sided belief that Clinton left us with a 'stockpile of cash' when in reality all he did was reduce the military by 30% and fail to deal with Al Qaeda as they blew up things like the Khobar Towers and the USS Cole. Not to mention the two US Embassies in Africa.
Then Clinton leaves office with Bush coming in to face a war on terror with a reduced military.
Yeah, the Democrats have done a great job. /facepalm